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CD: Philly ReGrooved 2: Tom Moulton Remixes - The Master Returns | reviews, news & interviews

CD: Philly ReGrooved 2: Tom Moulton Remixes - The Master Returns

CD: Philly ReGrooved 2: Tom Moulton Remixes - The Master Returns

Production genius that took soul into the excessive 1970s revisited

'Philly ReGrooved 2': 'There has rarely been a better demonstration that when a formula ain't broke it doesn't need fixing'

This series of albums is the sound of one of the most epochally important producers in soul and dance music history reworking his magic. The closest analogy I can think of that non-dance music fans would appreciate is The Beatles' Love album in which George Martin went back to the master tapes and not so much remixed as recreated their work, but there is none of the whiff of superfluous tinkering here that that project had.

This series of albums is the sound of one of the most epochally important producers in soul and dance music history reworking his magic. The closest analogy I can think of that non-dance music fans would appreciate is The Beatles' Love album in which George Martin went back to the master tapes and not so much remixed as recreated their work, but there is none of the whiff of superfluous tinkering here that that project had.

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